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Scarlet Diva (2000)

R | | Drama | 26 May 2000 (Italy)
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A young Italian actress embarks on a self-destructive spree of sex, drugs and other excess while doing some soul searching to find the path for redemption.

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Asia Argento

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Asia Argento
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Asia Argento ... Anna Battista
Jean Shepard Jean Shepard ... Kirk Vaines
Herbert Fritsch Herbert Fritsch ... Aaron Ulrich
Gianluca Arcopinto Gianluca Arcopinto ... Dr. Pascuccia
Joe Coleman ... Mr. Paar
Francesca d'Aloja Francesca d'Aloja ... Margherita
Vera Gemma Vera Gemma ... Veronica Lanza
Justinian Kfoury Justinian Kfoury ... J-Bird
Daria Nicolodi ... Anna's Mother
Schooly-D ... Hash-Man (as Schoolly D.)
Selen ... Quelou
Alessandro Villari Alessandro Villari ... Hamid
Leo Gullotta ... Dr. Vessi
Paolo Bonacelli ... Swiss Journalist
David D'Ingeo David D'Ingeo ... Adam
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Storyline

Anna Battista is a young, popular, 24-year-old Italian-born International film actress who engages herself on a hectic and self-destructive spree which takes her across Europe and to America to shed her "boy-toy" image to become an "artist" in order to write and direct herself in a semi-biography movie of herself titled "Scarlet Diva." After working in Rome, and winning a presigious film award in Milan, Anna travels to Paris to save her best friend from an abusive relationship, then avoids sleazy film producers in Los Angeles, meets and falls in love with a rock star who abandons her, finds out later that she's pregnant, and begins using drugs to numb her pain at this predictament she's gotten herself into. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

26 May 2000 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Diva Escarlate See more »

Filming Locations:

Netherlands See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$18,062, 29 September 2007
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Opera Film (II) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot on standard definition MiniDV as part of the first wave of digital filmmaking, it was restored in HD in 2018 and re-released by Alamo Drafthouse theaters in the USA. See more »

Quotes

Anna Battista: I have an oblique personality, direct proportion of my surroundings.
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Alternate Versions

Most video releases cut out the scene of Asia Argento shaving her pubic hair. See more »

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Spoofed in Indie (2008) See more »

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Scarlet Dive -- today's Blue Angel
4 January 2003 | by dfgriffSee all my reviews

Not since Marlene Dietrich (of Blue Angel) has a woman come on the silver screen with such raw sexuality. As Lola Lola, Dietrich used men to for her own advancement and amusement; today, as woman have have made tremendous social advances, they are using themselves for their own amusement, such as Anna Battista in Scarlet Diva. If Asia Argento is course in XXX, she is an anarchist in Scarlet Diva, less of an autobiography, more of an example of 21st century voyeurism. Asia has taken all the tricks learned from her father, Dario, and using them to create a slice of life look at an actress trying to figure out what she wants -- blah, blah, blah. No one wants that type of insight about Scarlet Diva. Possible viewers just want to know if it is as sexual as the the poster teases. Oh, yes. The movie is sexual and brutal. This ain't American Pie, where sex is a nice package one can buy at Wal-mart. Sex in Scarlet Diva is shown for its many facets -- as a way to kill time, to punish, to rape, or to connect. Viewers of Scarlet Diva will be f***ed. Some will claim to have been raped but others will thank Asia for the ride.


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